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PlantFiles: Spring Grove Dogwood
Cornus florida 'Grovflor'

Family: Cornaceae
Genus: Cornus (KOR-nus) (Info)
Species: florida (FLOR-id-uh) (Info)
Cultivar: Grovflor

One member has or wants this plant for trade.


15-20 ft. (4.7-6 m)

15-20 ft. (4.7-6 m)

USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 C (-20 F)
USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)
USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)
USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)
USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)
USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)
USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)
USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun
Sun to Partial Shade


Bloom Color:
White/Near White

Bloom Time:
Mid Spring


Other details:
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Soil pH requirements:
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

Patent Information:

Propagation Methods:
From softwood cuttings
By grafting
By budding

Seed Collecting:
N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed

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1 positive
1 neutral
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive agavebob On Mar 30, 2012, agavebob from dade city, OH wrote:

I can't believe there are no positive comments on this tree. It has always been my favorite native tree. Not just for its floral display (if that's proper since the white petals of the flower are actually bracts) but also its form, bark and fruit (red berries) are all attractive. And did I mention that it grows and flowers in quite a bit of shade being an understory tree. I love this tree and could not allow myself to leave this page without giving a big hooray for cornus florida. Also I used to live in Saltsburg PA where the woods where so full of them that they where almost weeds, but removing them from the wild should not be an option. Buy one instead. Too many of our natives are disappearing where they once grew freely.

Neutral Tylersays On Jan 13, 2010, Tylersays from Madison Heights, VA wrote:

Does the Dogwood qualify as a flower? It's my state flower!
Anyway they're a dime a dozen around here and I can't imagine actually paying for one of these!! Even pinks and reds can be found in the woods around home-site ruins from long ago.

I will say this is a pretty easy tree to graft and experiment with. So get out the duct tape and a nice sharp razor!


This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Baltimore, Maryland
Croton On Hudson, New York
Cincinnati, Ohio (2 reports)
Madison Heights, Virginia

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